Bhubaneswar, May 16 IANS | 3 months ago

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was ahead in nine of 21 Lok Sabha constituencies and 17 assembly seats in Odisha Friday, officials said.


Among prominent BJD candidates for the Lok Sabha who are leading were members of the outgoing parliament Tathagata Satapathy, Bhartruhari Mahatab and Prasanna Kumar Patsani.

Congress candidate and former chief minister Giridhar Gomang was leading in Koraput Lok Sabha constituency.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took lead in the Hinjili assembly constituency in Ganjam district over Congress's Sibaram Patra by a margin of 1,942 votes, the officials said.

State Congress president Jayadev Jena was trailing in Anandpur assembly seat.

Simultaneous elections took place for 21 Lok Sabha and 147 assembly seats in the state.

(Posted on 16-05-2014)